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Table 8 NHS service use costs relating to foot conditions or diabetes over 6 month follow-up period

From: A randomised controlled trial and cost-consequence analysis of traditional and digital foot orthoses supply chains in a National Health Service setting: application to feet at risk of diabetic plantar ulceration

Service use Traditional Supply Chain (n = 24) Digital Supply Chain (n = 20)   Mean difference (95% CIa)
3 month (SD) 6 month (SD) Total (SD) 3 month (SD) 6 month (SD) Total (SD)
PRIMARY CARE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
General Practitioner £22.46 (52.55) £28.58 (53.42) £51.04 (89.63) £4.90 (15.08) £30.63 (67.86) £35.53 (70.86) -£15.52
Practice Nurse £5.58 (10.41) £6.75 (13.67) £12.33 (16.79) £3.91 (9.77) £5.58 (14.26) £9.49 (15.91) -£2.84
District Nurse £0.93 (4.56) £0.00 £0.93 (4.56) £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 -£0.93
Diabetes Specialist Nurse £0.00 £3.39 (12.36) £3.39 (12.36) £4.38 (10.94) £6.25 (12.66) £10.63 (15.72)   £7.24
Chiropodist £9.00 (15.60) £13.13 (20.65) £22.13 (26.02) £7.50 (12.14) £11.40 (9.67) £18.90 (15.33) -£3.23
Dietician £0.79 (3.88) £0.00 £0.79 (3.88) £1.43 (6.37) £1.90 (6.20) £3.33 (8.56)   £2.53
Other £0.00 £2.05 (7.09) £2.05 (7.09) £0.49 (2.20) £0.00 £0.49 (2.20) -£1.56
Total £38.76 (58.87) £53.89 (65.72) £92.65 (99.49) £22.60 (27.39) £55.76 (81.55) £78.36 (86.74) -£14.29 (−67.28 to 22.19)
SECONDARY CARE: OUTPATIENT
Orthotics Department £8.92 (30.21) £17.83 (40.73) £26.75 (27.33) £5.35 (23.93) £5.35 (23.93) £10.70 (32.93) -£16.05
Chiropodist £1.50 (7.35) £0.00 £1.50 (7.35) £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 -£1.50
Dietician £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £0.95 (4.25) £0.95 (4.25) £1.90 (8.50)   £1.90
Dietetics Department £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £3.45 (15.43) £0.00 £3.45 (15.43)   £3.45
Diabetes Consultant £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £12.60 (56.35) £0.00 £12.60 (56.35)   £12.60
Other £1.50 (7.35) £6.00 (13.71) £7.50 (18.32) £3.60 (11.08) £0.00 £3.60 (11.08) -£3.90
Total £11.92 (30.99) £23.83 (44.26) £35.75 (55.76) £25.95 (86.04) £6.30 (24.08) £32.25 (91.60) -£3.50 (−35.35 to 29.21)
SECONDARY CARE: INPATIENT
Chiropody Unit £0.00 £88.17 (431.93) £88.17 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 -£88.17
Other £0.00 £88.17 (431.93) £88.17 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 -£88.17
Total £0.00 £176.34 (597.42) £176.34 (597.42) £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 -£176.34 (− 364.84 to 0)
SERVICE TOTAL £50.68 (71.34) £254.06 (602.06) £304.74 (592.87) £48.55 (103.56) £62.06 (82.85) £110.61 (145.90) -£194.13 (− 393.52 to 0.35)
  1. a 95% bootstrapped confidence interval, based on 5000 replications ↓ demarks a reduction in cost for Digital Supply Chain compared to Traditional Supply Chain